Alligator Spotted With Man's Body in Mouth in Lakeland

Last week, alligators were seen eating a dead man in South Florida

Lakeland police have launched an investigation at Lake Hunter, Florida, where an alligator was seen with a man's body in its mouth.

Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said officers were able to retrieve the body, and said a trapper was called to capture the 8-foot reptile.

According to NBC affiliate WFLA, someone at Florida Presbyterian Homes called 911 to report the incident Tuesday afternoon.

It wasn't known whether the alligator killed the man or simply found the body. Gross said a medical examiner will have to determine the cause of death.

Lakeland police have not released the identity of the man.

Florida Presbyterian Homes is a senior living community located in Lakeland, which is halfway between Tampa and Orlando in Polk County.

Last week, two fishermen discovered alligators eating a dead man in a South Florida canal.

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